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The Seekers, is the first in a two-part documentary series that examines the experiences of Central American migrants seeking asylum in the US.
El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala are among the most dangerous countries in the world for women. Each year, thousands of women flee from these Northern Triangle Countries to escape the brutality that stem from drugs and gangs. Now, many Central American migrants are being returned to their countries of origin with their hopes of finding a lasting refuge from violence dimmed.
In this episode of Making Contact, we look at what this means for some women who have tried to flee the violence in one of those Northern Triangle Countries— Guatemala.
Reporting made possible by a grant from FIJ— the Fund for Investigative Journalism.
Image Credit: Maria Martin
Image Caption: Albertina Gutiérrez and her 8-year-old son, Lester display photos of relatives.
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